Hi, I'm Janell Patterson, owner of Wildflowers Northwest. You will find our Washington native plant nursery located on my family's small farm, Happy Jackalope Homestead. My husband, two sons and I enjoy growing veggies in the garden, tending to the flock of ducks for eggs and taking care of the pigs, chickens and sheep. I became passionate about plants living in Ghana, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I managed a mango/ teak tree nursery and helped farmers inter-crop the tree's into their fields for extra income. When I returned to the US I continued my love of plants with urban farming and gardening. In 2014 I earned an associates degree in Horticulture studies. This journey has lead me down many interesting paths to where I currently work as a full-time professional gardener. The local plants, trees, and flowers that grow here give me a deep connection to the Northwest. Working on the homestead, gardening and growing nursery plants is where I feel at home.
Native plants do much more than add beauty to the landscape. They help conserve water, reduce maintenance costs, provide habitat for wildlife, help prevent erosion, benefit biodiversity and give us connection to the local landscape. Native plants are used in many diverse project types, such as:
Plants grown at Wildflowers Northwest are started in the nursery by seeds, local cuttings, sourced as bare roots or purchased from other native plant nurseries. We take pride in ecological practices by using organic potting soil, organic fertilizer and enhancing root growth with the use of mycorrhizal fungi. All weeds are pulled by hand so no chemical herbicides are used. We provide a diverse selection of local wildflowers and native plants. Check the current availability as the nursery is continually propagating and sourcing plants throughout the year. If you can't find what you are looking for we are happy to help grow or source plants for you. Contact us and we will be pleased to answer your questions.